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Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious

Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious

A Memoir and Analysis

by David Dark

"A call to consciousness and the compassion that accompanies the sacred insight that the whole world is kin and everything belongs." —Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

For many of us, the word "religious" immediately evokes thoughts of brainwashing, violence and eye-rubbingly tiresome conversations. Why not be done with it? David Dark argues that it's not that simple.

5 Reasons There's No Getting Past Religion

5 Reasons There's No Getting Past Religion

Your religion is the story you tell yourself about yourself to others.

Read an Excerpt

Read an Excerpt

"Could calling someone 'religious' ever function as a compliment? It's one more label we use as a placeholder of persons and populations, as if we've somehow gotten to the bottom of who they are with an adjective. I want very much to take this attitude aside and punch it lovingly in the stomach." ~from the book

Praise for

Praise for "Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious"

"David Dark is one of our most astute and necessary cultural critics. His work gracefully opens new doors of understanding and breaks down barriers," —Jessica Hopper, author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

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Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Life's Too Short to Not Read David Dark

Life's Too Short to Not Read David Dark

J. R. Daniel Kirk

I want to keep seeing the world through the eyes of David Dark.

What Are You Up to and What Are You Into?

What Are You Up to and What Are You Into?

This is an important book, and David Dark is a national treasure, a witty and wise Christian voice.

Reimagining Religious

Reimagining Religious

"Religious" is a term worth trying to save.

I've Never Pretended I'm Not Religious

I've Never Pretended I'm Not Religious

That whole drifting-away-from-the-church-in-your-20s-until-you-have-kids thing? Never happened.

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